Mustang Valley:  This World is OURS

 

Mustang Valley:  This World is OURS

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April 15 & 16 - OCCT testing, 3rd grade

April 17 & 18 - OCCT testing, 4th grade

April 17 - PTA Ice Cream Social 6:00

May 7 - End of charging in Cafeteria



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The mission of Great Expectations is to motivate, inspire, and challenge individuals to achieve excellence in learning and living.


 Mustang Valley WATCH D.O.G.S.

WHAT:  WATCH D.O.G.S.®  is the father involvement  initiative of the National Center For Fathering. Inspired by one father’s desire to increase male involvement in his children’s school and with the help of the schools teachers and administration, WATCH D.O.G.S was created in 1998 at George Elementary in Springdale, AR.

WHY:    Studies by the U.S. Department of Education have demonstrated that a positive adult male role model will have a uniquely positive impact on the development and educational success of a child. Dramatically increasing the child’s likelihood of graduating and getting mostly A’s along the way, while at the same time dramatically decreasing the likelihood of that child living in poverty, getting involved with drugs and alcohol, and avoiding potentially devastating choices that result in a criminal record or a teen pregnancy.  The U.S. Department of Education has identified the WATCH D.O.G.S. ®   program as an effective way to increase male involvement in our nation’s schools.

                Each school year thousands of men volunteer to work at least one day in their child’s school through the WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program.  These men work a long side the educators to help as crossing guards, car/bus rider facilitators, hallway monitors, library assistants, lunchroom helpers, classroom and homework tutors and playground/gymnasium coaches.  The possibilities are endless.  Every school year these men have a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of kids.

PROGRAM BENEFITS:

•              Students gain a positive male role model.  Some students do not have a father-figure present in their home and the number of male teachers has been steadily declining in recent years.  More positive male role models are needed in the school setting.

•              Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears.  The presence of Watch DOGS (Dads Of Great Students) can increase a sense of security at the building for students and staff, and it helps create an environment conducive to learning.

•              Fathers and father-figures can spend meaningful time with their students in the school setting and gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life, just by being a ‘dad’.

•              When Watch DOGS invest a day at school, they can learn how better to partner with the school to meet educational goals of students.

WE ARE PROUD TO SAY THAT MUSTANG VALLEY IS A WATCH D.O.G. SCHOOL!

OETT grant

The students and teachers at Mustang Valley are excited about all the learning going on around their school!  This learning has been enhanced by the technology and professional development training provided through the OETT grant funds.  As one of 18 schools selected to receive a $65,000 OETT grant, Valley chose to use the grant money to purchase six smart boards and forty-eight iPads.  You can walk into any classroom at Valley and see this technology being used to address the school’s three grant goals:  authentic teaching and learning, a shared vision, and community connections.   Be sure to follow @MPSValley on Twitter for pictures and updates of the amazing things that teachers and students are doing at Valley!!!

Severe Weather Information

Valley Parents:

Mustang Valley Elementary is not a public storm shelter.  In the event of severe weather, which poses the threat of imminent danger to our students and staff, all doors will be locked.  Students can be checked out when the weather improves and conditions are considered safe. 

If you feel that you need to pick your child up from school due to severe weather, please do so early rather than waiting until a storm is approaching.  Absences due to severe weather will be excused.  We appreciate your cooperation in this matter of safety for our students and staff. 

Sincerely,
Jill Mitchell, Principal
Mustang Valley Elementary

  • Word of the Week
    Optimism- to anticipate the best possible outcome
  • Quote of the Week
    “Some men see things as they are and say,  "Why", others dream things that never were and say, "Why not?" - Robert F. Kennedy



Great Expectations Model School

 

MUSTANG VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ACHIEVES GREAT EXPECTATIONS MODEL SCHOOL STATUS

Mustang Valley Elementary School recently achieved the prestigious honor of being named a Great Expectations Model School. The school’s principal, faculty, and staff worked diligently to accomplish this impressive goal.

 

 

Mustang Valley Elementary is a showcase for the rewarding benefits that Great Expectations provides students, faculty, staff, parents and the community, and it will be visited by other schools/districts. Great Expectations schools have a culture of respect and high academic achievement. "The school is truly a shining star in the community, state, and nation. The staff and faculty are to be highly commended for their efforts. We are overjoyed to add them to our list of ‘Showcase Schools’," said Dr. Linda Dzialo, President and CEO of Great Expectations.

The Great Expectations Program, founded in 1991, is a scientifically-based research

educational reform model that is bringing major change and innovation to PK-12 public and

private school classrooms in Oklahoma and beyond. The program represents an approach to learning that empowers teachers to expect and to get the best from students; it rekindles the excitement of discovery among both students and teachers, and it pushes everyone involved to greater heights of achievement.

The basic principles of the program are: high expectations for students, a learning climate based on mutual respect between student and teacher, student self-esteem, a belief that all students can learn, positive teacher attitude, and highly skilled and knowledgeable teachers who inspire and enable students to achieve success. Over 40,000 educators have been trained in the GE Methodology. There are currently 105 GE Model schools in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas.

More information about the program can be found at www.greatexpectations.org or by calling 918-444-3744.

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